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I Feel Like I'm Trapped Inside Myself

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    Trapped and Tryign to Find Away Out - I feel alone trapped in hell, I think this depression has been my own personal hell. I have never felt so down in my whole life. I have never...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    Im Trapped In This Place - i feel like the burned out office worker, having slaved and sweat for years for what in retrpspect feels like no more than an inch of progress. I live in...
    walto89 walto89 16-18, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2007

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    I Feel Trapped - I feel like I'm trapped in my body, in my society, my family, my friendship group with people who are in the same income group as me. I am trapped into getting a...
    TotieBabie TotieBabie 18-21 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    No Mom, So How to Really Know Love - I think, without a mom in my life, no true unconditional love, I've never really known  how to REALLY experience true love and without...
    cajunpetunia cajunpetunia 46-50 1 Response Sep 28, 2008

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    Trapped - Trapped,not again,This time,It's serious,Feel like,I'm inside myself,Not lookin' good,Need out,So I can breathe again.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Trapped Forever. - Trapped in my head, trying to escape memories of a life I once had. Fear of confronting my worst pain, fear of face to face that day I’m sure to go insane...
    justjamie15 justjamie15 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    Trapped Within. - It feels really good to know that there are others out there that feel "trapped" too.  My entire life I have just felt trapped within myself, I can...
    pinklollipop pinklollipop 16-18, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2007

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    I Look Different to the Ways Im Feeling?!? - Growing up both parents were completely useless at showing me love. Never any hugging or saying "I love you" This to me now...
    sadnlonely sadnlonely 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2007

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    Always Have Been - I've come to terms and have learned to accept who I am inside. I'm fine with my personality, my beliefs, what I like and don't like. I just can't...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2008

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    Its Like The Seeds Were Planted In My Mind. - It seems like i've always been in a weird transition phase in my life.  I'm always telling myself that once I get passed...
    milesdleeg milesdleeg 18-21 1 Response Jul 15, 2010

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    Omg I Dont Understand What Is Happening To Me - i study everyday and the next day i feel like i dint do anything yesterday,and i feel packed in a box everyday,my exams will be...
    kunal1993 kunal1993 18-21 Mar 18, 2013

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    Trapped In A Room Called My Body. - I am trapped in a room called my body and I can't get out. The door wont open. I am screaming let me out, banging on the door. It wont let me...
    boo864 boo864 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    So Much More - Who I am on the outside absolutly does not reflect who I am in the outside. There is so much I want to do but can't because of my asma (I am a terrible speller). I...
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2010

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    Non-Religiously Trapped - ‘I feel trapped inside myself’. What a great title! This completely explains my current situation of de-converting from a Christian to Atheist. I...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    A Never Ending Friendship Nightmare. - Okay. For a few months, I have been having some serious friendship troubles that have made me feel so trapped within myself, it's beginning...
    DragonTwirl DragonTwirl 13-15 Aug 30, 2012

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    Always - I have always felt as if I am trapped inside of myself. It's as if there's an invisible barrier keeping me from connecting with the rest of the world, and try as I might...
    ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    I Feel Like I'm Trapped Inside Me - I suppose depression is like That. I am 43. I seriously need To get a life. I have no friends. I'm stuck up in my room in my Mums house i never...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Aug 2, 2013

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    Okay so it all started when I was about 8 years old. We went to kings island and I rode this roller-coaster with my dad and I didn’t like it so I curled up into a ball and had my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 12

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    I Need A Revoltion - My freshmen yr in college. I'm 18 and feel like in going through my mid-life crisis. How am I supposed to know what I want to be, what the right path is, what...
    Nieceq Nieceq 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    I'm So Lost - I feel so stuck inside myself. I can't be myself. The person who I want to be is getting more and more buried and I'm so scared that I'm going to be stuck like this...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2010

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    Putting Reality On Hold. - I’ve never been good at expressing myself, except through my art. I don’t like to talk much or argue, so I don’t. Because of that, I’m often...
    Tamsi Tamsi 18-21, F Nov 3, 2012

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    Don't Let Me Get Me! - And I can't begin to describe what it's like. Inevitably, I know it holds me back. I guess this song suits me all too well:  
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Aug 24, 2010

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    I Wish That It Didn't Affect Me the Way That It Does - I am so trapped inside myself, I don't know who I am anymore. I am in love with someone who doesn't love me back. We had...
    Sera Sera 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    Here I Go, Zipping Off My Skin. -   Dammit, why can't I just step out of this body. I am stuck in my fleshy arrangement of cells, I feel like I am trapped in this body...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    Why Can I Express? - I'm stuck. Seriously, I'm stuck! I don't what to say or how to say it? I'm not happy with my current situation and I'm literally stuck with what to do...
    MarchTheMarch MarchTheMarch 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    Someone Let Me Out.. - I am trapped inside myself, Banging to be let out, Hoping someone kind comes, And release's my soul. This person you see, This is not the real me, She is...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Aug 1, 2013

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    I Won't Let Myself Speak Up - There are so many times where I just want to say something in a group or I just want to be my crazy, silly self. But I just will not...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    How'd I Get In Here? - and why is the door always locked? How come he gets to come and go as he pleases? I've been in here far too long now.. All the days are blending together...
    Cleaveland Cleaveland 22-25, M Oct 21, 2013

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    Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - http://hypem.com/track/1107658/Bob+Dylan+-+Stuck+Inside+Of+Mobile+With+The+Memphis+Blues+Again
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M Aug 25, 2010

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    Oh Dear. - How do i start this? I lie awake all night, listening out for anyone that might pass by my house, or the cars that buzz. And i can't get out,ive not been out in so long...
    openupyerskull openupyerskull 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2010

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    I Feel So Trapped and I Can't Function. - I feel like I'm trapped inside myself and can't escape. I can't breathe and I feel like a robot unable to listen to my inner self. I am so...
    ImSuffocating ImSuffocating 16-17 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    Feeling Trapped Inside Myself. - So lately, I've been feeling almost trapped inside my own body. I know that probably sounds really strange, but sometimes I feel 'slow' with my...
    MissKady MissKady 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    The Wall - I`m not sure where to begin, I just feel I really have to get this off my chest...for example, today, some friends made me and other people a beautiful surprise, and...
    gia99 gia99 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    Let Me Go! - Me to myself, "Please let me go! Please let me go out and explore the world! Don't making me feel like a prisoner in my own body!" Myself to me...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-18, F Jun 27, 2008

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    I'm Sick and Tired of Hurting Like This! - I'm getting sick and tired other people's feelings and wants to before mine. I want to be with this guy and everything and i talked to my...
    wtpoohbear19 wtpoohbear19 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2007

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    So Subtle I Haven't Noticed It For Too Long....until Now - So I haven't always had the easiest life but who has right? I think I really get the feeling of being trapped inside of...
    Veronica822 Veronica822 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    I have been living in the same small(ish) town for 15 years. I'm so tired of it. There's a few things I enjoy, I volunteer for a soup kitchen and am part of a church I enjoy, but...
    morganraebradley morganraebradley 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Reaching For You - I am desperately reaching for you with all I've got, with eyes on fire, and my insides a raging inferno. However, it is not hate, and it is not anger, nor is it...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    And I Can't Get Out - I am seriously trapped inside myself. I literally don't have a clue of how I am supposed to behave around others. I always seem kind of lost. It makes me sad...
    gamingzone3 gamingzone3 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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    I've always struggled with this. I always feel like I'm not a good enough friend, not a good enough spouse, not a good sister, not a good enough student, not a good enough person...
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    Whenever I think about being free outside, my heart beats in excitement. But of course I can't go outside half of the time. While typing this, I feel like I like literally feel...
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    I feel like I'm just stupid. I make mistakes and people don't want to be my friend. I feel like I'm just doing things wrong in life and I'll never get anywhere because I'm not good...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I feel like I could burst. Now that I'm about 407 pounds roughly, whenever I wear tighter clothes (quite often now because of how quick I gain) I feel like I could burst. All this...
    FatExplodingBelly FatExplodingBelly 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I have a work colleague who I didn't think I liked at first because she would always talk over the top of me and felt like she didn't really listen to me. I try get along with...
    Pinkfluffypen Pinkfluffypen 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Since a little girl I have felt like I'm not from planet Earth. Stars, Planets, Lights, Space, etc.. has all been apart of my soul. My mind & heart feel spiritual & like many women...
    zbabi3 zbabi3 22-25, F Mar 18

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    Ever since 2 or 3 years ago, I've felt something very odd about myself. It was almost as if another part of me wanted something. I then started to get these weird feelings...that...
    PureWhiteMoonlight PureWhiteMoonlight 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    "Perfectionism can feel like a friend who you think is encouraging you but is actually the enemy within, the perfectionist bully inside your head, undermining all your achievements...
    mfpf mfpf 31-35, F Mar 26

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    I am never happy. Yes, I may smile, but deep inside I am just never in a good mood. I stay depressed and sad. I work full time, but I do not make enough to live on my own or pay...
    berlynn20 berlynn20 18-21, F 2 Responses